Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server 2005 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 556 424
Rank change year-on-year -233 -132 -164
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 356 759 1,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.46% 0.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.74% 1.50% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 294 674 1,195
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SQL Server 2005 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 47,853 50,517 56,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.09% 30.49% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 39,149 42,481 48,438
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the England region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 137 £52,500 - 16
South East -20 81 £45,500 +1.11% 8
North of England -105 57 £42,500 +2.41% 8
North West -5 47 £40,000 - 4
East of England -22 32 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South West -7 31 £43,750 +28.68% 6
Midlands -97 23 £37,000 -17.78% 1
West Midlands -20 20 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Yorkshire -87 10 £45,000 +7.14% 3
East Midlands -58 2 £50,000 +13.64%
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 356 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 238 (66.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 236 (66.29%) SQL
4 220 (61.80%) Microsoft
5 165 (46.35%) .NET
6 136 (38.20%) Windows
7 126 (35.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 123 (34.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 122 (34.27%) C#
10 104 (29.21%) Problem-Solving
11 103 (28.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 98 (27.53%) T-SQL
13 88 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
14 87 (24.44%) Windows Server
15 84 (23.60%) Relational Database
16 77 (21.63%) Oracle
17 73 (20.51%) Finance
18 72 (20.22%) MVC
19 70 (19.66%) ETL
20 66 (18.54%) ASP.NET
21 65 (18.26%) HTML
22 63 (17.70%) Web Services
22 63 (17.70%) Oracle Database
23 62 (17.42%) CSS
24 61 (17.13%) JavaScript
24 61 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
25 59 (16.57%) ITIL
25 59 (16.57%) PowerShell
26 58 (16.29%) Visual Studio
27 57 (16.01%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.27%) SharePoint
3 27 (7.58%) IIS
4 24 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (6.46%) WebSphere
6 21 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (3.37%) Skype for Business
9 10 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.81%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.97%) Apache
13 6 (1.69%) JBoss
13 6 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 6 (1.69%) WebLogic
14 4 (1.12%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 20 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.97%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.06%) Office 365
3 14 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.53%) SaaS
5 5 (1.40%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.12%) npm
7 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.89%) Firewall
2 38 (10.67%) SAN
3 31 (8.71%) DNS
4 28 (7.87%) DHCP
5 25 (7.02%) WAN
6 23 (6.46%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.21%) Network Security
8 13 (3.65%) NAS
9 12 (3.37%) VPN
10 11 (3.09%) LAN
11 9 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (2.53%) Skype
12 8 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.69%) HTTP
14 5 (1.40%) VoIP
15 4 (1.12%) IPsec
15 4 (1.12%) MPLS
15 4 (1.12%) PPTP
16 3 (0.84%) Internet
16 3 (0.84%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 238 (66.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 126 (35.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 123 (34.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 103 (28.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (23.60%) Relational Database
7 63 (17.70%) Oracle Database
8 57 (16.01%) SQL Server 2016
9 56 (15.73%) Oracle Database 10g
10 49 (13.76%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (12.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 33 (9.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 33 (9.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 28 (7.87%) RDBMS
14 18 (5.06%) Power BI
14 18 (5.06%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (3.37%) NoSQL
16 11 (3.09%) MySQL
17 10 (2.81%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (2.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 58 (16.29%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.97%) MSTest
5 6 (1.69%) NUnit
6 5 (1.40%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.12%) gulp
7 4 (1.12%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.12%) jspm
7 4 (1.12%) Moq
7 4 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.84%) JIRA
9 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.28%) Subversion
9 1 (0.28%) Toad
9 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 73 (20.51%) Finance
2 16 (4.49%) Retail
3 15 (4.21%) Banking
4 8 (2.25%) Marketing
5 7 (1.97%) Advertising
6 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.40%) Back Office
8 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.84%) Law
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 160 (44.94%) Developer
2 66 (18.54%) Analyst
3 58 (16.29%) DBA
4 50 (14.04%) .NET Developer
5 43 (12.08%) SQL DBA
6 42 (11.80%) C# Developer
7 38 (10.67%) Administrator
7 38 (10.67%) Senior Developer
8 33 (9.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 30 (8.43%) SQL Developer
10 26 (7.30%) Support Analyst
11 24 (6.74%) Applications Support
11 24 (6.74%) Lead Developer
12 23 (6.46%) Applications Support Analyst
12 23 (6.46%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (5.90%) ETL Developer
13 21 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 20 (5.62%) SQL Server DBA
15 19 (5.34%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (46.35%) .NET
2 66 (18.54%) ASP.NET
3 65 (18.26%) HTML
4 63 (17.70%) Web Services
5 62 (17.42%) CSS
6 56 (15.73%) WCF
7 50 (14.04%) XML
8 47 (13.20%) .NET Framework
9 39 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (7.87%) jQuery
11 27 (7.58%) SOAP
12 26 (7.30%) XSLT
13 24 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (6.46%) Ajax
15 22 (6.18%) AngularJS
16 17 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 17 (4.78%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (4.78%) WebSphere MQ
16 17 (4.78%) WinForms
17 15 (4.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.15%) Replication
3 20 (5.62%) Client/Server
3 20 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (5.62%) W3C
4 18 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (4.21%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.93%) EMC VMAX
8 13 (3.65%) Driving Licence
8 13 (3.65%) NHS
9 12 (3.37%) Clustering
10 11 (3.09%) Computer Science
11 10 (2.81%) N-Tier
12 9 (2.53%) Blackberry
12 9 (2.53%) Fintech
13 5 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (1.40%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.40%) Life Science
13 5 (1.40%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 136 (38.20%) Windows
2 87 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 56 (15.73%) Linux
4 42 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.34%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (4.78%) Solaris
10 12 (3.37%) Unix
11 8 (2.25%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.25%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.97%) Windows 7
13 6 (1.69%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.84%) Android
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.21%) Problem-Solving
2 88 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (20.22%) MVC
4 70 (19.66%) ETL
5 61 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
6 59 (16.57%) ITIL
7 50 (14.04%) Data Modelling
8 44 (12.36%) OO
9 37 (10.39%) OOD
10 35 (9.83%) SDLC
11 33 (9.27%) Performance Tuning
12 32 (8.99%) Mentoring
13 29 (8.15%) Scrum
14 28 (7.87%) SOA
15 27 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 24 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (6.46%) TDD
18 22 (6.18%) Waterfall
19 20 (5.62%) E-business
20 18 (5.06%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 236 (66.29%) SQL
2 122 (34.27%) C#
3 98 (27.53%) T-SQL
4 61 (17.13%) JavaScript
5 59 (16.57%) PowerShell
6 29 (8.15%) PL/SQL
6 29 (8.15%) VB
7 26 (7.30%) Python
8 22 (6.18%) Java
9 15 (4.21%) VB6
10 13 (3.65%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.53%) VBA
12 7 (1.97%) VBScript
12 7 (1.97%) XPath
13 6 (1.69%) Perl
14 5 (1.40%) R
14 5 (1.40%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (10.67%) Degree
1 38 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 14 (3.93%) MCSE
4 9 (2.53%) MCP
5 8 (2.25%) CCNA
5 8 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.97%) MCTS
6 7 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.69%) A+ Certification
7 6 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (1.40%) MCSA
9 4 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.12%) MCITP
10 3 (0.84%) CCA
10 3 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.84%) MCSD
10 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.56%) CCNP
11 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.34%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.69%) GDPR
3 5 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.84%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (10.96%) Active Directory
3 36 (10.11%) XenApp
4 23 (6.46%) Hyper-V
5 18 (5.06%) vSphere
6 14 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (2.81%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (2.53%) MetaFrame
9 9 (2.53%) XenServer
10 6 (1.69%) OpenAM
11 5 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.84%) vCloud
12 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.56%) KVM
14 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.06%) SCCM
2 13 (3.65%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.81%) Puppet
5 8 (2.25%) Perfmon
6 7 (1.97%) Data Guard
6 7 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.12%) Control-M
7 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 4 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.84%) Nagios
8 3 (0.84%) vMotion
9 2 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.56%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 220 (61.80%) Microsoft
2 77 (21.63%) Oracle
3 50 (14.04%) VMware
4 39 (10.96%) Cisco
4 39 (10.96%) Citrix
5 34 (9.55%) EMC
6 29 (8.15%) HP
7 21 (5.90%) CommVault
8 18 (5.06%) McAfee
9 15 (4.21%) Dell
10 14 (3.93%) CA
10 14 (3.93%) FalconStor
10 14 (3.93%) Symantec
11 10 (2.81%) NetApp
12 9 (2.53%) Avaya
12 9 (2.53%) ConnectWise
13 7 (1.97%) Cognos
13 7 (1.97%) Veeam
14 6 (1.69%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.69%) Sybase